Holkham Hall is a magnificent 18th C. Palladian mansion surrounded by parkland rich in wildlife. Home to seven generations of the Earls of Leicester, it is a living treasure house of artistic and architectural history. A farming exhibition explains how agriculture developed on the Holkham Estate - describing how the first Earl, 'Coke of Norfolk' revolutionised farming by promoting four-course crop rotation. The popular Bygones Collection displays domestic and agricultural memorabilia, depicting what life was like at the turn of the 20th C.
OPENING TIMES: 1 April to 31 October. Hall open Sunday, Monday and Thursday 1200-1600. Bygones, Farming Exhibition, Stables Cafe and Gift Shop open daily 1000-1700. Walled Garden open daily 1200-1600.
SUGGESTED LENGTH OF VISIT: 3 to 4 hours.
EDUCATIONAL VISIT FACILITIES:
Free preliminary visit for teacher, outdoor eating area available.
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Holkham Estate, Wells-next- the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB
Map reference: TF 884428 Lat: 52.94948 Long: 0.80283
Holkham Hall is 2 miles west of Wells-next-the-Sea on the main A149 within easy reach of Norwich on the A1067, King's Lynn on the A148 and London and Cambridge from the M11 and A10.
By Public Transport:
King's Lynn Railway Station - 23 miles
Coasthopper bus service stops in Holkham
village ¾ mile walk to Holkham Hall.
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 23 miles (37.0 kms) from Kings Lynn station
Full disabled access to museum, shop and café and hall's ground floor. A stair climbing machine gives access to the hall's first floor for most manually operated wheelchairs. Full disabled access information is available on our website.
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|Wed 11 - Fri 13 Dec 2013||Christmas Candlelight Tours|
|Sat 14, Sun 15 Dec 2013||Christmas Celebrations at Holkham|
|Sat 14 Dec 2013||Marble Hall Concert - The Three Harps of Christmas|
|Sun 15 Dec 2013||Deer Discovery Walk|
|Wed 18 - Fri 20 Dec 2013||Christmas Candlelight Tours|
|Sat 21 Dec 2013||Christmas Theatre - The Great Santa Kidnap|
|Sat 21 Dec 2013||Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Carol|
|Sun 22 Dec 2013||Christmas Theatre - The Great Santa Kidnap|
|Sun 22 Dec 2013||Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Carol|